Fred Sveinson, P.Eng.
Mr. Sveinson is a professional mining engineer with more than 45 years’ experience in Canada and internationally in the exploration, development, construction, operation and financing of mineral projects. His experience includes the development and operation of underground mines from 100tpd to 2000tpd in Zambia, USA, Venezuela and Canada including the Arctic. He has been involved in projects with major logistics challenges including construction and operation in remote areas requiring fly-in, fly-out camps with access via long winter roads and by air. Mr. Sveinson has been involved with negotiating Impacts and Benefits agreements with First Nations and training of aboriginals. He has held senior positions with major consulting firms and contractors such as SNC Lavalin Inc. and Dynatec Corp. Fred has been an entrepreneur and founder of several junior companies which have re-started Brownfield’s sites or developed new mining operations. Mr. Sveinson is currently working as a Senior Mining Advisor / Consultant via his wholly owned company, International Mine Builders Inc. where he is currently leading the resurrection of the historic Bralorne underground gold mine owned by Avino Silver and Gold Mines in British Columbia. He is also on the board of junior exploration companies, Tirex Resources Ltd. Mr. Sveinson is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering. He is also a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts in General Economics in 1985.